Grapes are a non-climacteric type of fruit. They grow in moderately hot and humid climate and need sufficient water and nutrient soil. It grows all over the Mediterranean region, but also in France, Germany, and England.
Red grapes are beneficial for health, as darker skinned grapes contain resveratrol. It is a natural anti-pathogenic compound found on the skin of dark skinned grapes, fruits and vegetables. Red grapes are a wonder cure against heart attacks as according to new research it is rich in antioxidants. Researchers made a cocktail extracted from the most fibre-rich parts of the grape such as the skin and the seeds which are the waste by-product in vineyards.
It is also proven that the extract of red grape has been incorporated into anti-aging cosmetic formulas. 151g of red grapes contains 104 calories. 27g of carbohydrates,23g sugar,1g protein,3g sodium. Adding this fruit into daily diet it can reduce the ‘lipid profile ‘and also can reduce blood pressure by 5percent and cholesterol by up to 14persent.
This food is very low in saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium. It is a very good source of vitamin C and K. But a large portion of the calories in this food come from sugars. Grapes can be eaten raw or can be used for making wine, jelly, juice, raisins and many others.
100g of red wine contains 80 calories. Drinking 1 glass of red wine everyday can reduce the possibilities of heart attacks. If you have high risk of heart disease then it is recommended to drink 1 to 2 glasses of red wine. It also fights against breast cancer.
In 20g Jelly it contains 50 calories, 13.0g carbohydrates, 12.0g sugar, and 5mg sodium. Grape juice is also a healthy option.
253g juice contains 154 calories. Unsweetened juices are also available in the markets. The antioxidants content is in the leaf, stem, seeds and skin of the fruit, rather than pulp. Researchers says that grape juice give the same heart benefits as red wine. Resins also have a good calorie content along with other nutrients.
100g raisin have 302 calories. Total fat is 0.5g; out of this saturated fat is 0.2g, sodium12g, potassium 746g, protein 3.4g, carbohydrates 80g, 4g dietary fibre and also rich in other minerals.